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University History

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 55 Collections and/or Records:

William Bradford Alwood Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1960-003
Abstract

William Bradford Alwood was a professor of horticulture, entomology, and mycology at Virginia Tech (1891-1904) and fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His collection includes research papers, theses, brochures, and notebooks on such subjects as cider, wine making, grapes, and pellagra.

Dates: 1854 - 1927

A. Moore Anderson Postcard

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1968-009
Abstract

This collection is a VAMC postcard to A. Moore Anderson announcing the Spring 1878 semester.

Dates: 1877

Ayre Family Collection,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1963-003
Abstract

This collection contains college memorabilia of father and son Henry D. and Clayton E. Ayre, both of whom attended Virginia Agricultural & Mechanical College (now Virginia Tech) during the late 19th century. It includes cadet caps, lecture notes, a certificate, and photograph.

Dates: 1871-[1899]

Janet Barnhill Collection on Cora Bolton McBryde

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2016-019
Abstract This collection consists of a handwritten recipe book belonging to Cora Bolton McBryde, as well as three peraonal artifacts: an anniversary plate, a Tiffany & Co. silver spoon, and a metal mold. Most of the materials are undated, other than the plate (1913), but they likely date from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.Cora Bolton McBryde was the wife of John McLaren McBryde, president of Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College before and during the transition to Virginia...
Dates: c. 1860s-1910s

Robert Burns Haldane Begg Collection,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1963-005
Abstract

The collection contains a VPI honor list for 1897-1898, a 1948 Chi Epsilon dinner program, and a 1962 list of living alumni who attended VAMC prior to 1900.

Dates: 1898, 1948, 1962

Cadet Coatee,

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: Textile-1993-001
Scope and Content

Item: cadet coatee Desc: original V.A.M.C. cadet coatee Date: 1886 Color: blue gray Material: wool with cotton lining Manufacturer: Philadelphia: D. Klein and Bro. Donor: Corps of Cadets, Jan. 1975 Condition: stained, dirty; moth holes in back, lining and front; lining shredded; later stitching on front; only one button in center row

Dates: 1886 - 1886

Cadet Coatee

 Collection
Identifier: Textile-1993-002
Abstract

This collection contains an original cadet coatee from Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (VAMC) dated 1886. The coat belonged to Greenwood Hopkins Nowlin, Jr. (1878-1975) of Campbell County, Virginia, who attended Virginia Agriculture and Mechanical College (now Virginia Tech) from 1896 through 1899.

Dates: 1886

William Addison Caldwell Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1988-048
Abstract

Papers associated with William Addison "Add" Caldwell (1856-1910) of Craig County, Virginia, first student enrolled at Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (VAMC, later Virginia Tech). Includes a letter written by Caldwell in 1910; his 1875 VAMC report card; a Caldwell family photo portrait; Caldwell's obituary; and a Bible given to Caldwell by Mrs. William C. McKemey.

Dates: 1872 - 1910

Edward Travis Clark Letter

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: Ms-1995-002
Scope and Contents

Student at the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Virginia Tech) from 1874 to 1875. Letter written in June 1875 from Blacksburg to a friend in Alexandria, Virginia. Wrote that he was ill for the previous two months and was not able to study, and that he was advised to spend the summer in the mountains to recuperate.

Dates: 1875